Newcastle Linked With Ireland International Winger

Newcastle were interested in Aiden McGeady when he was at Celtic way back in 2008, according to our archives, and there is news from Russia (with love?) today that Newcastle may again be one of the interested clubs in the 27 year-old Ireland International winger.

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Aiden McGeady – Newcastle could be interested in this player

The player left Celtic back in the summer of 2010 for £9.5M, and at the time that was the highest transfer fee for a player leaving Scotland and he singed a four and a half year deal at Spartak Moscow.

Since that time he;s played 92 times for the Russian clubs with 13 goals and 29 assists, and it looks as though Spartak are willing to sell the player in January, when he will have one year left on his contract.

Moscow Spartak’s Sporting Director, Roman Askhabadze, has talked about a possible move for his player:

“Over the winter window, if we get an offer which suits Spartak then Aiden McGeady will go – but if a suitable offer doesn’t come in, he’ll be with us until the end of his contract.”

And it seems that McGeady is unhappy in Moscow and wants to move to England, and he has been sidelined in the Russian team, and is not currently playing at the moment.

And that could well be why Spartak Moscow will sell him in January – if they get a decent offer for the Irish International, who was born in Denny, Scotland.

His grandparents are Irish and he chose to play for Ireland rather than Scotland at full International level, even though when he made that decision  he was playing for Celtic. 🙁

The Scots couldn’t have been too happy at that decision.

This lad could be a decent signing for Newcastle, but the fee would need to be low and around £2M to £3M for the Magpies to be interested in taking the player.

What do you think?

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10 comments so far

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Dec 17, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    No clue, I haven’t seen him play.
    As we’re not threatened by relegation will we spend at all?

  • Santon03

    Dec 17, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    More realistic will be Gomis and Gourcuff. Both almost out of contract. Gourcuff refused to sign new contract and the club didn’t want to lose them for free.

  • Slank

    Dec 17, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #3


    Charlie @ 4

    It’s seems rather bizarre situation, if true, whereby a loanee has to play a given number of games even though he may be out of firm whilst at the same time an inform permanent player sits on the bench.

    I couldn’t see Zaha replacing either Goofy or Sissoko when both are playing well. If one of those got injured would Pardew select Zaha over Ben Arfa, I don’t think so.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Yeah I don’t get it either – should we be saying if he cannot get in Man Utd team then he cannot get in our team.
    Because at the minute I think we are as good as Man Utd or not far behind.

  • toonincheek

    Dec 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Signing McGeaqdy would be even worse than Zaha.

    I’m a bit on the fence with Zaha.
    I don’t see who we would drop to make way for him.
    Not really that impressed with him either, yet he was playing well enough with Palace to entice ManU into parting with £15 million for him.

    If he could recapture that form . . .

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Dec 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Short term – Zaha isn’t match fit. Isn’t prolific.

    Long term – Zaha is a Manure player.

    I really don’t like loan signings without a buy clause pre-negotiated.

  • martoon

    Dec 17, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #7

    You have to wonder about the truth of any of these stories. I’m sure journalists just scan websites looking for players who are near the end of their contracts and relatively cheap and then invent a story linking them with us. What’s happened to ‘proper’ journalism where Carr, JFK or Pardew would be spotted scouting a player – then there would be some substance in a story.

  • croftus5678

    Dec 17, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #8

    i know he looked great at celtic and pretty good at moscow but he seems a bit too much of a one man team player to me i would still rather have ince even though he’s untested at prem lvl

  • ballerfan2

    Dec 17, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #9

    McGeady – no thanks! Arrogant and disruptive from school age (family experience) and seems like nothing has changed. (Glasgow based Toon fan).

  • BenbulbenMag

    Dec 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #10

    High work rate, willing to track back and willing to take on players, puts in good crosses and plays the simple pass when available. I think he would do well for Newcastle.
    I’d sooner buy him than loan zaha any day of the week.

    From an Irish supporter perspective I’ve never seen or heard of this “arrogance” or “disruptiveness” he plays his heart out every time he pulls on the jersey.

    While not in the world class category, he’s a far better prospect than Guttierez or Obertan (I still think Marveaux if given an extended run in the side could do well for us)


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